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Old 26 Apr 2006, 23:15   #1 (permalink)
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Default [kroot mercs] what kindreds are the most effective

i printed out the rules for the mercs a couple days ago and after i read the rules i'm not sure with kindreds are worth taking like i thought the headhunter kindred was cool but i'm not to sure how the acid atatck works is it a ranged atack or something or a single atack that wounds on a 4+?
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 23:30   #2 (permalink)
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It works instead of their normal assualt every member makes one attack that wounds an a 4+ excelent against higher T enemies.

Remember your building a balanced list so alittle of every thing.

I have have a personal distaste for vulture kindred. Carnivores are my top choice.

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You don't have to go for a bit of everything. Some units are on the weak side.


Headhunters aren't really worth it, they are not really any better than the cheaper Carnivores. The poison attack doesn't work out to be much better than two normal attacks, so it's an overpriced ability. I'd steer clear of these.

Tracker Kindred are odd too. They are Cavalry, which gives assault perks, but use Sniper Rifles, which are stand-off weapons. Mismatched IMO, but not useless.




I'd say the best units are...

- Carnivore Kindreds. Cheap, dependable, numerous, can Infiltrate, can shoot a bit, are good assaulters. Eviscerator-wielding Shapers are brutal.

- Vulture Kindreds. As above, only a bit more pricey - but they can fly, and that is worth the cost.

- Kroot Hound packs. As for Carnivores, but harder hitting.

- Hunters. Sniper rifles are always handy.

- Shaper Councils with wings. For flying anti-tank work, using either Meltaguns, or better yet, Eviscerators. Be careful with them though, they cost a lot and there are lots of guns that can Instant Kill them.
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Which is a better use of points a melta gun eciverator or power weapon and what are the most usefull kroot ups like mark of a favored child b of the stalker veneration charm...
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I'd say the Eviscerator is the best bet. Three attacks are better than a single BS 3 shot.
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For the weapons..... it depends on who is going to be taking these. Will it be the hq or the shaper? I would say for hqs its best to avoid powerfists and just take the power weapon. You want to keep that good iniative. With a shaper its best to take the eviscerator.


By kroot ups you mean totems right? I would say that the mark of the favoured child is probably best. A 4+ inv save is just great.
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Mark of the Favoured child sucks dont take it. you dont need to spend that much on a 4 plus inv save. Kroot dont need saves they need numbers. IF your going to buy hyperactive nymune organ dont for get to take a sure foot charm.

Make sure you have an evicerator in every squad, unless your going to be playing against an army with skimmers, then swap it out for the melta.
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Ive alway been partial to the Tracker Kindred, not for any real gameplay reasons they just rock.

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For the weapons..... it depends on who is going to be taking these. Will it be the hq or the shaper? I would say for hqs its best to avoid powerfists and just take the power weapon. You want to keep that good iniative. With a shaper its best to take the eviscerator.
Can kroot take powerfists?
Its not mentioned in there armory.
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No they cannot, however, they can take evicerators which are souped up double handed power fists.
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